The Bank Holiday weekend was described by one member as fantastic, with lots of competition. Weatherwise, the weekend started misty and breezy on the Saturday, when there were two closely competed races with bottles of wine for prizes – The Wine Challenge – with resultts being adjusted according to personal handicap. The winners were David and Lyn Lawson (Kendal), followed by Tim Knowles and Philip Hodgkins (Brigham), Wyn and Sally Roberts (Clapham) and Ginge and Jose Hodgkins (also Brigham) who won their very first prize! (Jose said she’d save the bottle, but there was no mention of what she intended to do with its contents!!)
On Saturday a barbeque and social evening was held, enjoyed by all. Sunday saw a very light wind, a shower or two, and the first three races in a five-race series for each class of boat, the series being one of fifteen counting towards the Club Championship.
On Bank Holiday Monday the last two of the five-race series were held, with nearly twenty boats on the water enjoying the sunshine and light winds. The final placings and winners were:
The Flying Free trophy for Flying Fifteens – William Carruthers (Carlisle) and Alan Smith (Harrington).
The August trophy for Lasers – Andrew Smith (Harrington).
The Aitken Cup for GP 14s – David and Lyn Lawson (Kendal).
The Mirror Mug for Mirrors – Tim Smith (Harrington) and Jack Denwood (Carlisle).
For practice, three Toppers took part in the morning race – they enjoyed it, although Jack Denwood managed to capsize as he passed the finishing line.
All in all a very enjoyable weekend, and the weather was kind, in the daylight hours anyway!